15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: Public Health Informatics, which is delivered online, is a module designed to look at how informatics and information technology can be used to help address some of the major issues in public health. Public health informatics was traditionally defined as "the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning" (Yasnoff, 2000). In this module, we examine this rapidly changing field, using a combination of online lectures, individual and group exercises and self directed learning. Key issues around the local, national and international contributions that technology can make to public health are critically examined and students are given a theoretical and practical grounding in this increasingly important discipline.

Staff Contact: Helen Buckley-Woods
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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